Joey Carbery’s First Interview As A Munster Player Since Joining From Rivals Leinster
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New kid on the block.
Joey Carbery completed one of the biggest inter-provincial moves in history over the summer, when he made the decision to swap the blue of Leinster for the red of rivals Munster.
The move was said to be heavily influenced by Joe Schmidt and the IRFU, with the Ireland boss keen for his deputy ten to get more game time, and Munster desperately seeking a general to take charge of their back line.
Carbery has been working hard in pre-season for the last number of weeks with the southern province, after returning from a successful series win over Australia with Ireland back in June. And it looks like he’s been settling in pretty well.
“I’m loving it down here.” Carbery told Munster Rugby TV.
“It’s a great bunch of lads and they’re helping me settle in a good bit. It’s always a bit of fun in the dressing room.”
“Training has been pretty tough, but the team is in a good place and I feel like we’re building quite nicely now. I’m excited for the season ahead.”
In terms of the change in environment – Carbery says he sees a lot of similarities with Leinster and Munster, be has also had to embrace some change.
“It’s two very professional outfits,” Carbery said.
“It’s a change for me, having been in Leinster. I’m embracing the change and I’m really enjoying it at the moment. I feel like I’m settling in.
“The gym and the meeting rooms are all first class. It’s a great environment to be in and it’s helping our game being around this environment.”
You can watch Carbery’s interview in full below.